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Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 289522 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration


Position Number: 68063446 

Salary:  $2,500.00 -$2,916.67 BI WEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 01/18/2021 

Under the direction of the Agency for Health Care Administration’s (Agency) Director of Communications, the Press Secretary is responsible for developing, coordinating, managing, implementing, and measuring the Agency’s proactive internal and external outreach to key stakeholders and members of the public.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and brand Agency through strategic communications and message development in coordination with other state health care partners and the Executive Office of the Governor.
  • Coordinate all external outreach and messaging for the Agency by working proactively and effectively maintaining relationships with internal agency stakeholders, as well as other state agencies and partners.
  • Coordinate all internal outreach and messaging on Agency’s Intranet. Create strategies to keep employees informed of agency priorities, events, and updates.
  • Develop and implement communications plans to accomplish Agency goals and priorities to proactively keep the public, partners and media informed about Agency issues and special initiatives/projects.
  • Assist with public information strategy by researching and studying issue information; evaluating and offering communication options; establishing communication positions, audiences, standards and timetables.
  • Create, write and edit content for marketing material, including but not limited to fact sheets, brochures, newsletters and web materials.
  • Manage, monitor and create content for all AHCA social media platforms- Currently, Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.
  • Update policy, track analytics and find new ways to reach the public via social media. Maintain information for public records.
  • Communicate Agency’s programs, mission, goals and purpose through all social media platforms to the targeted audiences.
  • Assess the need and potential benefit of social media expansion to other untapped outlets.
  • Write press releases, press advisories, agency statements, feature stories, letters-to-the-editor, op-eds and fact sheets. Assist in organizing press conferences, media events, groundbreaking, ribbon-cutting, bill-signing, media events and other events in which the agency hosts, as needed.
  • Assist in the development of any external facing document or presentation on behalf of Agency.
  • Assist with editing agency Communications Requests as needed.
  • Manage and update electronic media databases, requests and distribution lists. Assist with daily electronic news clips, monthly and weekly media reports.
  • Serve as an agency spokesperson when needed. Respond timely to media requests, providing clear concise and consistent information when needed.



Knowledge of media relations/public information, marketing and social media process, techniques and terminology; Ability to create and maintain website, knowledge of local, state and national media markets, Knowledge of leadership principles; Skilled in performance management; Ability to effectively communicate verbally and inwriting, Ability to monitor and engineer projects to ensure compliance with standards, specifications and regulations; ability to prepare and make presentations, skill in digital communications and technology (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Social Media), Ability to use Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint.



  • Five years related experience
  • Bachelor's Degree (English, Communications or Journalism concentrations preferred)
  • Superior writing, editing and strategic message development, must be an expert in AP Style
  • High level of proficiency in digital communications and technology (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Social Media)
  • Hands-on team player with the ability to be proactive and work independently


CONTACT PERSON: Jamie Skipper 850-412-3900

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee